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Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

Version of section 13.4 from 2022-05-02 to 2024-05-28:

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), all portable electric tools used by employees shall be grounded.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to tools that

    • (a) are powered by a self-contained battery;

    • (b) have a protective system of double insulation; or

    • (c) are used in a location where reliable grounding cannot be obtained if the tools are supplied from a double insulated portable ground fault circuit interrupter of the class A type that meets the standards set out in CSA Standard C22.2 No. 144-1977, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters, dated March, 1977.

  • SOR/94-263, s. 49(F)
  • SOR/2019-246, s. 83(F)
  • SOR/2022-94, s. 5(F)

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